Azerbaijan is a very special place, it lies at the crossroads between Europe and Asia and has a unique mix of cultures and religions. The Azerbaijani language is like Turkish. Architecture, fashion, people and food are a blend of East and West. Turkish and Arabic influences together with European and Russian traits are most visible in the markets, restaurants and bazaars. The country is a wonderland of Soviet style, ancient mosques and modern monumental buildings.
Historical Sites | History & Archaeology Tours | Landmarks | Local Food | World Heritage Sites | Leisure| Outdoors Sports | Nature | Museum| Oil bath
Outdoor Leisure | Relaxation | Architecture |History |Hiking
Best time to visit
April to June or September to October
Jay Z and Beyoncé rate it and so should you. Meet the city walls of King's Landing and the sunsets they never showed you on HBO. If home is where the heart is, this is as far as you go.
Included Activities:-Guided tour of Dubrovnik with local guide
Dubrovnik to Budva, Montenegro
The Dalmatian coast is spotted with all sorts of wonders and today we make like Ned Stark and head off for Montenegro. Make sure you climb up the parapet in Kotor, the view will take away whatever breath you have left.
Part beach resort part walled medieval wonder-city, Budva should keep you well occupied today.
Budva to Zadar, Croatia
Listen to the ocean play an instrument in Zadar. The Sea Organ is a quirky art installation that sits amongst the city's eclectic mix of Roman ruins and public art. More cool facts await you on a guided city tour with your Topdeck Trip Leader.
Included today: -Guided tour of Zadar
Zadar to Plitvice Lakes
Next up: bliss and waterfalls at the Plitvice Lakes National Park.
Today is brought to you by Mother Nature. Made up of 16 lakes connected by streams and waterfalls and surrounded by 300 square kilometres of national park, Plitvice Lakes didn't make it onto the UNESCO World Heritage list without reason. Hike up to see the tallest waterfall in Croatia or glide across the crystal blue lakes in a rowboat. Mindfulness just got a whole new meaning.
Included today: -Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes to Ljubljana, Slovenia
Shoot one last longing look at the Lake before arriving in Ljubljana (lyoob-lya-nah) - capital of Slovenia. Jump in the Delorean (or the 70m funicular) and glance back to the Middle Ages on a walking tour - the Ljubljana Castle and Old Town here have been waiting for you since Celtic times. Tonight, hit up military-barracks-turned-bar-and-gallery-strip, for a tea or vino with a side of live music and underground art
Ljubljana to Budapest, Hungary
Out of Slovenia and into Hungary, our trip ends on arrival into Budapest. Go hunt down some tasty goulash, quirky ruin bars and the fiendish Rubik's cube. See you next time.